BUENIS AIRES, December 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2019.
"We are preparing for your visit next year. I know that you already received our invitation to time your visit with the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I ask you to look at your schedule. If this works, we will be glad to see you as the main guest [at SPIEF]," Putin said.
Xi Jinping accepted the invitation. "I will gladly visit your country next year and take part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum," Xi said at the meeting with Putin.
The Chinese president in turn invited Putin to participate in the 2nd summit "One Belt One Road" at the end of April of 2019 in China.
"I invite you to take part in the 2nd summit 'One Belt One Rod' at the end of April next year. We will have many meetings next year. I am confident that close contacts will take Chinese-Russian relations to a new level," Xi said.
The Chinese leadership put forward the "One Belt One Road" initiative in September 2013. The project envisages signing bilateral memorandums on cooperation with states along Eurasian transport routes. More than 40 documents have already been signed.